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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

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PUBLIC LAW 100-561—OCT. 31, 1988

102 STAT. 2807

revise as appropriate thereafter, an inventory with appropriate information with respect to all types of pipe used for the transmission of gas in such operator's system, along with additional information such as the material history and the leak history of such pipe. Such inventory shall exclude equipment used with the compression of gas.". SEC. 103. STATE ENFORCEMENT. Section 5(a)(3) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1674(a)(3)) is amended by inserting "through means which include inspections conducted by State employees who meet qualifications established by the Secretary under subsection (d)" after "each such standard". SEC. 104. QUALIFICATIONS FOR STATE GRANT PROGRAMS. Section 5(d) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1674(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5) QuAUFiCATiONS FOR STATE GRANT PROGRAMS.—The Secretary may establish by regulation qualifications for States to meet in order to participate in the pipeline safety grant program under this subsection, including qualifications for State employees who perform inspection activities pursuant to either an annual certification by a State agency or an agreement relating to inspection between a State agency and the Secretary. Such regulations may take into account the experience and training of the State employee, may mandate training or other requirements, and may provide for conditional approval of qualifications pending satisfaction of specified requirements.". SEC. 105. FEDERAL-STATE COOPERATION IN CASE OF ACCIDENT. Section 9 of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1676) is amended— (1) by inserting "(a) GENERAL RULE. — " before "Whenever"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b) (DooRDiNATiON PROCEDURES.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary, after consultation with appropriate State officials, shall establish procedures to promote more effective coordination between the agencies of the United States and of the States with regulatory authority over pipeline facilities with respect to responses to pipeline accidents.". SEC. 106. INCREASED CIVIL PENALTIES. Section ll(a)(l) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1679a(a)(l)) is amended— (1) by inserting ", after notice and an opportunity for a hearing," after "Secretary"; (2) by striking out "$1,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$10,000"; and (3) by striking out "$200,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$500,000". SEC. 107. DESTRUCTION OF SIGNS OR MARKERS. Section 11(c) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1679a(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: